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Quick questions, quick replies; ask anything about the XZ Premium!

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Message 31 of 498

Re: Quick questions, quick replies; ask anything about the XZ Premium!

I have just upgraded from my old Z3+ to the new XZ Premium and was wondering what happened to the ANT+ capability. I used my z3+ to record all my cycling and running activity using the Garmin ant+ sensors and only found out that my new phone doesn't have this facility when I went to register my ant+ sensors with the phone.

 

Does anyone know firstly why the Sony developers in their infinte wisdom removed this facility from the X series phones and is there a work around or am I going to have to bite the bullit and go and buy a Garmin Edge or equivalent at over £200.

 

Mark

Learner
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Re: Is Protection by my Xperia gone in this new XZ Premium?

I personally use Bitdefender as my Antivirus... The "anti-theft" feature is pretty adavanced.

 

Of course, there is a web interface (accessible from anywhere on the web) from which you can manage/scan/locate/lock/ring/wipe all your devices on which Bitdefender is running. but there is more...

 

For instance you can:

- SMS Control: On the Android client, you can set up a "trusted" mobile numbers. Any SMS with specific command + a pin code that your phone receives from that specific number will act on the phone). for instance, you can send command such as LOCATE (send a SMS back with google map coordonates of the phone location), SCREAM, LOCK, WIPE, CALLME (establish a silent call between the two mobile so that you can secretly listen-in on what is going on with your device). If the Sim card is also replace in your phone, your trusted mobile number will receive a SMS with the details of the new sim card inserted in your device.

- Snap a picture with the front camera if there are too many failed unlock attempt.

 

You can also locks sensitive apps individually (requiring a pin code or fingerprint to open) and automatically not apply the lock when connected to a trusted Wifi (at home for instance).

 

Have a look at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bitdefender.security

Regular
Message 33 of 498
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Re: Xperia XZ P - Setting enabling keeping the screen alive beyond the 30 min Sleep Timer


@KPW wrote:

Hello,

 

I'd appreciate if anyone can advise ...  I like to use a device as a music source in conjunction with a PC and to have it connected by USB for file transfer and charging.

While 'docked' in this way I'd like the ability to keep the XZ P screen lit, but cannot see an option to extend the Sleep time-out beyond the 30 mins ( Settings | Display | Sleep ).

Does anyone know of a way to achieve this please ?

 

Many thanks,

Regards,

 

Kevin

 

.....   and of course, inspiration strikes 30 secs after posting....

It's under Developer Options | Stay Awake (Screen will never sleep while charging - Toggle button)

(Via Settings | About Phone; press seven times to activate Developer Options if not already done so)

 

Hope perhaps will be of use to someone else Smiling Face with open mouth & closed Eyes

 


 

Keep tapping the build number in settongs>about phone to enable developer options and your setting will be in there. sketch-1498317772799.png

 

 

One time poster
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Message 34 of 498

Re: Quick questions, quick replies; ask anything about the XZ Premium!

How do I enable bluetooth dual audio?  It's part of the Bluetooth 5 spec, which the XZ Premium has.  The samsung galaxy s8 has it.  When I try to connect a second media device, it always disconnects the first one.  I've tried with two BT speakers and my Sony BT Alarm clock.

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Message 35 of 498

Re: Xperia XZ P - Setting enabling keeping the screen alive beyond the 30 min Sleep Timer

Thank you J_Rod for adding the illustrations :-)

Regards,

Kevin
Learner
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Message 36 of 498

Re: Quick questions, quick replies; ask anything about the XZ Premium!

Hello will 480fps be a possibility in future updates? 

Cheers

KPW
Adviser
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USB-C Audio Output and Charging Bypass

A (hopefully quick!) question for the Sony Reps and wider community...

 

The USB-C spec should incorporate the capability to supply both Analogue and Digital Audio, together with a Power Charging Bypass function.

 

I have so far tried the following USB-C adapters for both simple USB-C to 3.5mm audio and composite charging bypass without success:

USB-C to 3.5mm Audio Jack Adapter, ADTRIP 15cm

Belker Type C to 3.5mm Audio Headphone Stereo Adapter Connector

DISDIM 2 in 1 Type C to 3.5mm Audio Headphone Jack Adapter with Charger
Motorola Moto Z Connector Type C to 3.5mm Headphone Stereo Adapter Connector
None of these audio adapters seem to be recognised by the phone, either natively or by trying to force a connection using SoundAbout Pro.

 

Is anyone please able to advise any steps needed to enable or whether such capability has been successfully achieved with the XZ P ?

 

KPW
Adviser
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USB Connectivity Settings

A further, related query for the Sony Reps and also wider community:

 

On the Z5 P, also running Android N, there was an entry in Settings:

 

Settings | Device Connection | USB Connectivity

 

Enabling a 'manual' search and select for any attached USB device and I think ability to select from several and choose associated behaviours. On the XZ P, this seems to have been removed and there are just 'drop-down' notifications if you deliberately look for them (not particularly helpful/satisfactory).

 

Can anyone give a definitive answer as to the correct / intended behaviour on the XZ P and what (if any) ability is there for manual selection equivalent to the 'old' implementation ?

 

Many thanks,

 

Regards,

 

Kevin

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Message 39 of 498

Re: Quick questions, quick replies; ask anything about the XZ Premium!

XZ premium WIFI problem , freeze in random time , not connected internet but the wifi signal still show normal

 

anyone meet this problem ?

Learner
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Re: Quick questions, quick replies; ask anything about the XZ Premium!

On the Full Specifications for the XZ Premium the only Sat-Nav system mentioned is A-GNSS (GPS + GLONASS)  is there any other connectivity enabled?